The Navy has handed MV Maro over to a steel company, to clear the water ways of Okpoama community, in Brass Council Area of Bayelsa State.
The vessel was arrested five years ago and had been abandoned on the shores since then.
On the 22nd of July 2014, the Navy arrested a sixteen-man crew of eleven Indians, three Ghanians and two Nigerians on this vessel “MV Maro”.
Two years after the release of the crew members, the vessel lies abandoned on the shores of Brass, prompting the Navy to hand over the dilapidated
marine structure to a steel company.
The Navy restates its mandate of protecting oil and gas assets by clearing the maritime environment of crude oil thieves and perpetrators of illegal